Event Detail | Events & Activities | Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ministry of Culture, Government of India

Event Detail

National Technology Day

National Technology Day

May 11, 2022

It was on 11th May 1998, that India had a prideful accomplishment of successfully conducting a Nuclear Missile Test at the Indian Army’s Pokhran range. It’s after this 1998 monumental event that our Former Prime Minister of India, Late Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared India a full Nuclear Country. Since then, 11th May is being observed as National Technology Day, with an aim to commemorate the achievements of scientists, researchers, engineers, and all others involved in the field of science and technology.

To celebrate this special day, the Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India by the virtue of its mandate, honours technological innovations that have helped in the national growth under the aegis of National Awards from the year 1999.

For this, Technology Development Board seeks applications for National awards for the commercialization of technologies under three categories National Awards, MSME awards, and Startup awards. These awards are conferred to various industries for the successful commercialization of innovative indigenous technology. This annual honour provides a platform of recognition to the Indian industries and their technology provider who work to bring innovation to the market and help in contributing to the vision of “Aatma Nirbhar Bharat”.

This year, the day is being celebrated under the theme “PRAGATI- Promoting Avenues for Growth through Technological Innovations” with the National Award Ceremony on 11th May 2022 at Convention Hall, The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi.

Hon’ble Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest of the event. Dr. Srivari Chandrsekhar, Chairperson, Technology Development Board & Secretary, Department of Science and Technology will be presiding over the function.

The National Awards have presented three categories are as follows: -

  • NATIONAL AWARD FOR SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIALIZATION OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY
    • This award is given to an industrial concern which has successfully developed & commercialized indigenous technology. In case, the technology developer/provider and the company commercializing the technology are two different organizations, each is eligible for an award of Rs.25 Lakh and a trophy.
  • NATIONAL AWARD UNDER MSME CATEGORY
    • The award of Rs. 15 lakhs each in this category is given to MSMEs that have successfully commercialized the product based on indigenous technology.
  • NATIONAL AWARD UNDER THE TECHNOLOGY START-UP CATEGORY
    • This award is given to a technology start-up for the development of indigenous technology with potential for commercialization.

Social Feeds

Top